Visiting Executive Seminar to examine ‘Do the Rich Pay Enough Taxes?’

Jim O'Donnell
 Troy Irick, Huntington University, a Christian college 
Troy Irick

HUNTINGTON, Ind. — Huntington University’s Visiting Executive Seminar brings together business leaders and HU business students to discuss important issues in today’s business world. On March 23, the seminar will examine “Do the Rich Pay Enough Taxes?” The seminar will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Habecker Dining Commons.

The seminar is led by Jim O’Donnell, the Luke J. Peters Professor of Business and Executive-In-Residence, and Troy Irick, vice president for strategy and innovation.

The seminar will review an article from The New York Time by world famous investor Warren Buffet, who argues that the U.S. government “coddles” the wealthy and that the rich should instead be a source of higher tax revenue.

“When we’re young, we may not think about taxes. They’re somebody else’s problem. As we age and mature in our faith, especially if we find some material success in this world, taxes are a significant but puzzling issue. Understanding them is important to the moral and intellectual development of Christians’ lives,” O’Donnell said.

During the seminar, O’Donnell and Irick will also examine an article from The Wall Street Journal titled “High-Earning Households Pay Growing Share of Taxes.”

Attendees are invited to stay for a fellowship time over lunch following the program.

Attendance is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. RSVP to Linda Schmitz at 260-359-4042 or

Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).  


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